Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May Newsletter

Geometry and games

This week 2H students got to play partner games with one another using their color coded geo-shapes. The objective of the game was to use different geo-shapes to fill a template/pattern using the fewest amount of shapes possible. This helped students understand that bigger shapes are often composed of smaller shapes.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Military Visitors

2H had 2 military visitors visit our class during our Tuesday morning meeting. This was such a fun treat for the kids and they seemed very engaged while our visitors shared their experiences with us. We had a chance to learn about their military lives, discuss what a day in the life of a solider looks like, what it means to be a team player, and more. The visitors even left us with some coins and badges. 

Trick Word Practice

In an attempt to make learning fun and engaging, the students benefit from practicing their trick words in a variety of ways. This week, we enjoyed using shaving cream on our desks and writing our words with our fingers. This was a win for Mrs. Humphreys too since it also cleaned the desks!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Harriett Tubman Poster

After finishing reading about Harriett Tubman, students in one of Mrs. Humphrey's reading groups decided to demonstrate their knowledge on the topic in the form of a poster. The poster was a combined effort of their many ideas, and all kids in the group got to participate in planning, creating, and presenting the poster. They then moved on to 2C and presented their poster to the other 2nd grade class during snack time.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Student Feedback through Survey

I decided to assess the kids' preference on what is enjoyable to read and learn about this week in reading group. I also wanted their feedback on how I could improve reading groups. I did this by creating a Google survey. This included multiple choice options, check boxes and open ended questions. The kids seemed to enjoy taking the survey and providing feedback. It was also very informative for me as well! They have come so far in their technology skills!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Money, money, money!

2H has been working in Bridges Unit 5 with a heavy focus on money. This includes coin identification, writing money symbols, and counting various quantities of money. The students have seemed to enjoy this unit and love working with play money. They are very resourceful! Try working with your kid at home to count money and discuss exchanges adults make every day using money.